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IoT Goes Emotional
Junko Yoshida  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
I came across recently a refreshing IoT pitch -- "Emotional Home." The company promoting it is Binatone. The man behind the concept is consumer GPS pioneer Kanwar Chadha.
Preparing for Wearables: IoT in the Supply Chain
Malcolm Ross  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
Tying the Internet of Things to a strategy for mobile device is not only forward-thinking, but gets to the heart of what good supply chain management is all about.
LED Displays Get Wearable
R. Colin Johnson  
9/3/2015   Post a comment
A flexible, stretchable fabric-based light-emitting-diode (LED) display is built into a comfortable fabric by Imec and partners.
Image Tracking Across the Entire Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/3/2015   Post a comment
Image tracking has been a capability that has been included in just about every supply chain solution RFP. Yet, no vendor has delivered yet. Thankfully, that's is changing.
MIT's MultiFab Can 3D Print 10 Different Materials at Once
Ann R. Thryft  
9/1/2015   Post a comment
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a breakthrough new multi-material 3D printer.
Capturing Sweet Success in S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/28/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs talk a good game when it comes to sales and operations planning but implementing can be challenging. However, improvements are are both possible and profitable.
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’
Junko Yoshida  
8/27/2015   (1) comment
If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
Smart Trailers Monitor Themselves & More
Mike Maris  
8/21/2015   Post a comment
One of the coolest places we are seeing IoT/M2M technology may be in the logistics areas. Smart trailers are making the whole supply chain smarter.
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
Rich Quinnel  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
Cyber Insecurity
Max Maxfield  
8/19/2015   (2) comments
In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
Wireless Fast-Charge Tech Enables a World of Possibilities
John Perzow  
8/19/2015   Post a comment
15-watt Qi extension is ready and waiting for mobile phone users, designers, and service providers.
4 Steps to Bring Business Intelligence to Your Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
Once available only to large OEMs, business intelligence is now affordable and effective for mid-sized business as well. Carefully planning the implementation, though, is important for a good outcome.
The Distribution Channel: Times Are A-Changing
Bruce Gain  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
A variety of factors are changing what customers want from distribution partners. A new study from UPS outlines the four biggest shifts.
10 Reasons Electronics OEMs Should Care About Reviews
Andy Kohm  
8/17/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, people are considering online reviews whether they are buying for themselves or their organizations. Here are ten reasons why electronics OEMs should be embracing this trend.
Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars
Junko Yoshida  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
A Broadcom executive answers nagging questions on automotive Ethernet. They include its specific applications inside a car and if it has enough bandwidth to meet ADAS requirements. There’s also concern about Broadcom’s IP, and which car OEMs are already using Ethernet.
4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
With convenience and ease of access to data, IoT brings with it considerable security risks. By adopting good habits, users can reduce those hazards.
Why Certify? The Significance of Security Certification
George Japak  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
Although OEMs may worry about the complexity of getting third-party security certifications, there are concrete solutions to every roadblock and the benefits to certification far outweigh the cost.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA
Rick Merritt  
8/13/2015   Post a comment
Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Bringing IoT to Fruition with Fully Open Source Software
The prpl Palette  
8/13/2015   Post a comment
As a member of prpl Foundation, Qualcomm Atheros supports the enhanced functionality and security of OpenWrt to improve industry and community collaboration.
Putting Hardware Hacking on the OEM Radar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/12/2015   Post a comment
As electronic content crops up in products of all kinds, hardware hacking will become more common than ever before. OEMs need to start looking at new ways to identify counterfeit components.
iPhone 6s Likely To Arrive Sept. 9
Eric Zeman  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
Apple is reportedly ready to reveal the iPhone 6s, along with a new AppleTV, and iPads, during a Sept. 9 event.
10 Kickstarter Projects that Prove Hardware Innovation Isn't Dead
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
The death of electronics hardware has been highly overblown, if these Kickstarter projects indicate anything. Electronics designers and innovators continue to create new hardware-based electronics--and consumers are wildly enthusiastic.
The Problem with Conflicting KPIs in the Supply Chain
Kerwin Everson  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
Real-time KPIs let managers and their employees know what's happening in their facilities’ supply chains iso they can modify or change their work behavior to perform and meet or exceed company goals.
Is 'WalkCar' More Than a Skateboard for Geezers?
Junko Yoshida  
8/10/2015   Post a comment
Just as mobile phones freed everyone from sitting by a landline phone at home, WalkCar, an electric portable transporter small enough to fit in a shoulder bag, a frees the user from bus schedules, parking spaces and bicycle locks.
EBN@C-Level: Talking with AMD's Garry Christie About Indirect Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/10/2015   Post a comment
Direct procurement is a hot topic at most organizations, but a close look at managing indirect spend using technology tools can make a big difference as well.
Carmakers Raise Stakes in Map Battle vs. Google
Junko Yoshida  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
BMW, Audi, and Mercedes -- to purchase Nokia’s HERE map business has exposed a growing digital rift between Google and traditional car OEMs. Carmakers are showing signs that they’re taking seriously the Google-car threat to their business.
Virtual Reality: Exploring the Potential of the Oculus Rift
Puga Sankara  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
Used properly and creatively, virtual reality technology has the potential to go beyond consumer gaming and change how business is done.
Microlocation in IoT Can Save Time, Money & Lives
Rich Quinnel  
8/6/2015   Post a comment
Devices now available can turn any object into an IoT device capable of delivering its identity and location to the network.
How High-Tech Firms Are Driving the (3D) Printing Revolution
David Roegge  
8/6/2015   Post a comment
UPS data shows that 3D printers are integral to many high-tech supply chains.
China's Stock Market Plunge & the Electronics Industry
Jim O'Reilly  
8/5/2015   (4) comments
Big changes in China's stock markets aren't the end of the world. They may signal a new direction for electronics OEMs in terms of outsourcing choices, though.
4 Improvements Technology Brings to the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/5/2015   Post a comment
Cloud-based supplier management platforms offer measurable benefits to electronics OEMs and their supply chains.
Supply Chain Futures: Turning a Tech Eye on Bangladesh
Logical Link  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
About 70% of Bangladesh’s population is under 35. Besides ushering in mobile technology-related start-up investment, could this also pave a new direction for the country’s manufacturing base?
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
Thomas Claburn  
8/3/2015   Post a comment
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Turing Test -- Are You Talking to a Human or a Machine?
Max Maxfield  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
Imagine you are allowed to pose five questions to determine whether you are communicating with a person or a machine; what questions would you ask?
Why Whole Chain Visibility is Important for Keeping Score
Kerwin Everson  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Whole chain visibility lets distribution centers pull ahead of the pack in terms of team work.
Brainy Robotics: Understanding the Smartest Way to Get to Success
Peter Gasperini  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
In robotics, human-like functioning is more of a dream than a reality. A look at the human consciousness illustrates what a challenge the next level of capabilities really are.
Big Data & Automobiles: Crowdsourcing the Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Although crowdsourcing has gotten more attention in the conumer space than anywhere else, this powerful tool has the potential to streamline supply chain and logistics efforts.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Curtis Franklin Jr  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots Understand...
Amy Norcross  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
Not-so-itsy-bitsy spiders of the robotic kind helped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrate improvements in the company’s technology for wearables.
Looking at IoTs Impact on Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
IoT has the potential to help many organizations, but the procurement department has to be on board. Manufacturers have a lot to teach these departments about the potential of the new technology.
Unique Challenges For Long-Life Batteries
Bill Schweber  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
The choice of the right long-life battery, even at very low discharge levels, involves much more than the basic current-and-time versus battery-capacity analysis.
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Biometrics: A Rising Pulse in Technology Hardware
Logical Link  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Biometrics applications are moving beyond fingerprint collection and face recognition. Innovative new uses pave the way for revenue growth, and the electronics industry could benefit from the windfall.
Battery Startup Gets Ex-Fab Exec
Jessica Lipsky  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Albany battery startup BessTech announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GlobalFoundries, has joined the company as its chief technology officer. Grose retired from GlobalFoundries and served as CEO for three years
Painting a Portrait of a Supply Chain Leader
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders think critically about technology use, talent acquisition, and more.
Planet Analog Does NASA Johnson Space Center Flyby
Steve Taranovich  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
At NASA Johnson Space Center, a behind-the-scenes tour glimpses Orion, the new spacecraft destined to carry human beings into a new era of space exploration.
Top 10 Cool Little Gadgets that Got a Kickstarter Push
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Everyone loves an electronic gadget, especially one that solves a real problem in daily life. Take a look at what end users supported with their dollars on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform.
Hype Aside, Tesla’s Battery Pack Could Help Supply Chains
Bruce Gain  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's expertise in battery technology is gearing up to provide the industry a helpful alternative for uses other than automobiles.
5 Logistics Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jane Miller  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
You don't have to be big to automate pieces of your logistics process. These five apps offer necessary features for any electronics company with logistical woes.
Small Cloud Providers Serve Supply Chain Management Market
Tam Harbert  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain managers have a wealth of choices when it comes to SCM and procurement software.
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